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2018 USBC Open Championships minors provides a big surprise, but turns out solid for our 11thFrame.com group
Friday, May 18, 2018 4:00 pm
Our 11thFrame.com group came into doubles and singles at the 2018 USBC Open Championships expecting a lot of skid, as we had seen several good groups and good bowlers never getting left of about...
If you hadn’t noticed, the 2018 USBC Open Championships team pattern is difficult, as our 11thFrame.com group learned
Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:00 pm
After competing in the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships team event on Thursday, there were several easy conclusions to make. Not the least of which is that the lane pattern is...
Our approach to the 2018 USBC Open Championships
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:00 am
Anyone who has watched any of the highlight videos of players taking leads or shooting 300 games at the 2018 USBC Open Championships has enough information to form a solid game plan. For example,...
With huge start and clutch strikes at end, A.J. Chapman and Rich Eighme edge into doubles lead at 2018 USBC Open Championships
Monday, May 14, 2018 11:00 pm
Rich Eighme started bowling in the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships in 1985, eight years before A.J. Chapman was born. Eighme’s rev rate is far lower than the powerful young...
USBC steps up for 2018 Open Championships bowlers delayed by fire alarm, offers free singles entry for 2019 Open Championships
Friday, May 11, 2018 8:00 am
As I detailed in this story, a fire alarm cleared the Oncenter toward the end of the 7 p.m. team squad on Thursday, May 3, which had started roughly a half hour late, according to reports I received...
Our expanded 4-team 11thFrame.com group is set for the 2019 USBC Open Championships
Thursday, May 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Sixteen years of USBC Open Championships history ended last year due to the ridiculous rule that gave  Mike Shady and Marc McDowell — seniors who hadn’t been on the PBA Tour for more...
Jeremy Bartz offers a report from the left side at the 2018 USBC Open Championships
Thursday, May 10, 2018 5:00 am
After their group competed early in the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships with left-hander Tony Buck taking the singles lead with 768, I wrote this story that included a report...
Red Carpet Lanes (likely) erases years of heartbreak with gigantic 10,252 to soar into team all-events lead at 2018 USBC Open Championships
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:30 am
If there is one thing I've learned over the years at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, it’s never to say that a score is a lock to win. Few teams know that more than Red...
Fire alarm clearing Oncenter Thursday night caps wild few days at 2018 USBC Open Championships headlined by Tom Hess firing perfect game, nearly taking all-events lead
Friday, May 4, 2018 8:00 am
Fire alarms that cleared the Oncenter late Thursday night capped a wild and wacky couple of days at the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. Tom Hess, the 2011 USBC Masters...
Keith Dumphy's Facebook group page remains the best devoted to USBC Open Championships
Monday, April 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Keith Dumphy tried to give it up and actually did quit. But he couldn’t stay away and eventually resumed the habit. This one is a good habit, however. At least for those who bowl the United...
Despite opening his final frame, Cotie Holbek fires 802 to take singles lead at 2018 USBC Open Championships
Monday, April 23, 2018 9:00 am
If Cotie Holbek holds on to win the singles Eagle at the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships with the 802 series he fired on Monday morning, the 2-10 split and open in his final...
Nick Heilman tells how Nicholas J’s Pro Shop group again found Open Championships success
Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:00 am
Forgive me if I take some pride in the continuing success of the Nicholas J’s Pro Shop group based out of La Crosse, Wisconsin. They burst on the national scene when the first team of their...
2022 USBC Open Championships in Houston Astrodome?
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 5:00 am
Update: This story originally posted Oct. 7, 2016. Mark London, a columnist for The Bowling News of Texas and a freelancer from the Houston area, provided a detailed update on Houston potentially...
David Haynes, USBC Hall of Famer Steve Kloempken push doubles lead to 1,453 at 2018 Open Championships
Sunday, April 8, 2018 11:00 pm
Former long-time Team USA member David Haynes and United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Steve Kloempken on Sunday pushed the doubles lead to 1,453 at the 2018 USBC Open Championships. Haynes...
USBC Hall of Famer Lennie Boresch tells how he took the singles lead at the 2018 USBC Open Championships
Sunday, April 8, 2018 2:00 pm
In a decades-long career that earned him a spot in the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame, Lennie Boresch Jr. has seen his share of ups and downs. But there hasn’t been much to...

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